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% say a minor effect, 2% no effect, 10% say they don't know, which is why you're watching this right now. president obama says they're centering around increasing tax on the wealthy which will go a good way in increasing the revenue that he wants to raise in the next decade in an attempt to reduce the federal deficit. he wants to reinstate the bush tax cut which goes to the top 2% of earners. that would jump from 36% to 39%. he likes to say that's where it was during the clinton years. the second one would go from 36% to 39%. he's been focusing on this specific number since his reelection which suggests he may compromise on the actual rates in order to get a deal. there are other taxes as well he's talking about. taxes on investment gain would also go up. the capital gains tax would go from 15% to 20% and dividend taxes would go from 50% to the income tax rate. as i showed you, 39.6%. president obama argues this will hurt people with savings and dividend stocks, but the overall investment gains are enjoyed by the wealthy. this, again, would target that rich group that president obama is
that syria is just going to turn into another somalia right in the heart of the middle east in ways that could haunt the region for many, many years to come. >> i know you've been critical of the obama administration's policy towards syria. you're not suggesting boots on the ground, though, right? i mean, what do you think the administration should be doing differently? >> that would be a disaster all around. it would be -- it would certainly never happen. i think, though, that things we can do would include a no fly zone imposed by nato from turkey. those missiles hopefully would have the affect of just keeping syrian planes out of northern syria chshgs would give the rebel forces maybe a chance to break the stalemate. there is more intelligence and training to the syrian rebels, and also i think providing arms to those rebels, although i would have to say not anti-aircraft weapons for fear that they would end up in the wrong hands. these modest steps we can take that might break the stalemate and end the civil war there and the faster it ends, the better for syrians and also the b
's newly elected leader is meeting with francois holla hollande. >>> president obama arrived in thailand overnight. he's already met with the king. and right now he's getting ready to meet with the prime minister. white house correspondent dan lothian is in bangkok this morning. what is the president hoping to accomplish? >> reporter: he wants to high light things, not just this country but other countries in the region. u.s. dealing with north korea, syria, iran. so this is part of the overall effort by the obama administration to continue pushing this refocus or this pivot is the word they like to use to asia. we saw last year, at the end of last year when the president did an asia trip and australia announced that u.s. troops, marines, would be going to that region. that was part of the defense component of this. they also see great benefits both domestically in the u.s. but also in this region. the president has talked about how trade in this region could lead to jobs at home. so these are some of the issues that the president will be addressing, but perhaps first and foremost we'll
, climate change. >> ben gotti. >> and benghazi. >> i thought it was all right. they covered most of the principle stories of the day or week. wi us most struck by the difference in president obama himself. this was a more confident, relaxed, even assertive president or person than we had seen before. and he staked out his position on taxes. and, then, of course, he rolled it back. >> he was impassioned in his defense of susan rice, something we rarely see from the president. >> right. so winning another four years will do that for you. let's contrast with the loser of the election. that's mitt romney. he hasn't given any interviews or offered any positive forward statements. instead he did a conference call with donors and people were able to listen in and romney was quoted at not directly saying that president obama gave gifts to women, gays, and free contraceptives was very popular with young women. is romney really getting beat up by the press because all he has are these comments that made him look bitter? >> well, he made them. >> like the 47%. >> yeah. it reinforces that 47
to be willing to let the tax cuts skpiefrmt is that the right strategy here? >> well, it depends where you're trying to get. i think -- i happen to agree with president obama about where he is substantively in terms of what he needs to do to get an effect ivg program as far as our long term tra jektly. i think some of his tactics, it's very hard if you're not in the room to know what to do tactically but what he says to me is different than what you said. he said i have an objective. we cannot get there with tax expenditures. >> with the tax reduxes. >> right. if it meets with the long-term fiscal trajectory, you can get ourselves in a much better place for the long term and you can significantly improve long range terms. you put all that together. what he then said is i'm willing to sit with people and compromise to find common ground. it's sort of what he says but not quite. he says beall have to work together if we're going to meet that objective. >> what do you guess? is he playing too hard ball with the republicans or is there room for compromise? >> i think he shouldn't focus at all
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